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Old 07-12-2013, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike D View Post
My opinion on restoring them is "don't". EVERY one of those scratches tells a story. You may not know how those gouges got put in the box but your father did.

Clean it, oil it and wax it is the most I'd do.

You haven't seen them. They have REALLY been used.

He had a top Mac box that went with the old Mac rollaway, but it got stolen along with his brand new truck ca. 1980 or so. He then got a large Craftsman roll away and a Mac top box. Most of the tool in hand part of his career had past at that point, so those boxes are in really nice shape.

The old box set has nothing but special tools that he made over the years and various junk items.
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